Hindi: Phalsa, dhamin, parusha, shukri
Tel: Jana, nallajana
Large shrub or small tree with broadly ovate to almost orbicular leaves, never lobed, acute to obtuse at apex; stipules obliquely lanceolate or falcate; flowers orange-yellow, 2 cm across; sepals 1.2 cm long; stamens numerous, filaments orange-yellow turning red; fruit globose, 5-12 mm across, dark purple.
Sold as seasonal fruit in tropical and subtropical areas. Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/